Finding A Win-Win Between Farmers and EPA

Chuck Zimmerman

The Conservation in Action Tour provides an opportunity for farmers to see how other farmers are implementing good conservation practices but it also allows policy makers a chance to learn more about this area. One of our tour participants who spoke to us at our lunch stop was Kelly Shenk, EPA. She works in the Chesapeake Bay Program office. Kelly …

Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Environment, Farm Policy, Government

Adapting and Diversifying Key To Long Term Success

Chuck Zimmerman

The first plantation in Virginia was Shirley Plantation, established in 1613. This was the lunch stop for the Conservation in Action Tour. Tourism and education play a big part in the family business today. Greeting us was Charles Carter who owns and serves as executive director for Shirley Plantation. He says they’ve been there for 11 generations! He says they’ve …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Environment

Precision Spraying Assists Conservation

Chuck Zimmerman

The Conservation in Action Tour provided some really good opportunities to learn about a part of the country I don’t normally get to see while hearing about some issues that are important to all farmers and that includes new regulatory efforts for watersheds like the Chesapeake Bay. I’ll be continuing my coverage of the tour today and over the weekend …

Ag Group, Conservation, CTIC, Environment, Farming, Precision Agriculture, Video

Continuous No-Till

Chuck Zimmerman

The Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District provided significant help to the Conservation Technology Information Center is setting up and putting on the Conservation In Action Tour. Brian Noyes received recognition at our tour dinner. I spoke with him during one of our farm stops. Brian says the District deals with a lot of diverse issues in their area and …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Environment

Helping Manage Storm Water Risk

Chuck Zimmerman

The first stop of the Conservation In Action Tour was Mainland Farm in James City County, VA. Presentations about the farm, the land and the watershed it is a part of were prepared by James Wallace, Colonial Soil and Water Conservation District. I recorded Jame’s presentation. Our location was adjacent to the James River where you’ll find a lot of …

Ag Group, Audio, Conservation, CTIC, Environment

AGROTAIN Presents New Research at AMS

Cindy Zimmerman

AGROTAIN was another one of the many companies and organizations at the Ag Media Summit Info Expo last week in St. Paul, talking with those attending about what’s new. Chuck talked with John Hassell, who is Manager for Research and Agronomic Development at AGROTAIN, about some new research they are very excited about – one at the University of Illinois …

AGROTAIN, Conservation, Fertilizer